Family Conversations and Fights about Money

A Silent Topic?

Many families do not talk about money. One study1 found that:

  • 46 percent of 10- to 15-year-old students said their parents rarely talk to them about the family’s money situation.
  • 45 percent of fathers and 35 percent of mothers said they “rarely” talk about their family’s money situation with their kids.

For many families, though, money is behind arguments and fights. This is especially true if they have financial challenges:

Family Arguements about Money

* Only asked if they said they had a spouse or partner.

Research Source

1. Roehlkepartain, E. C. (2012). Speaking of money: Equipping youth and families to navigate finances in their everyday lives. Search Institute Insights & Evidence, 6(1), 1-12.